This year, I’m sending my son to Technical High School as a freshman. My daughter, my youngest, starts seventh grade at South. Like many of you, I mark the passing of time by the first day of school pictures we take, by the number of soccer games left to watch before graduation day arrives. I am a District 742 parent. I share the same hope that my child’s upcoming year will be filled with engaging and challenging learning opportunities, and safe and caring school environments.
I am proud of our current students and graduates. Our students are competitive academically and in the work force. Our graduates are community and business leaders and engaged in the work of active civic participation.
I am proud of the work our District 742 staff do. Staff worked countless hours over the summer as we prepared to welcome back students and families. We engaged in learning together to better meet the needs of our gifted learners, our struggling students. We worked together to strengthen our core curriculum in reading, math, science and social studies.I am proud to be a leader in District 742. I invite you to partner with us this year in your child’s education. Visit our schools, volunteer in our classrooms. Join me in celebrating the excellent work our students and staff do every day. Join me in saying you too are 742 proud!